I am quite a computer noob but have done various research on trying to build my trading rig. I am from Singapore, so will most probably get all my parts at Sim Lim Square which is a huge shopping centre with many many stores selling those parts and will get them to assemble.
First up, main CPU usage is just for trading softwares, with 4 monitors and i think the most intensive gaming I will do is only Left for Dead2, which I think not really intensive.
Main requirements: rig can support up to 8 monitors in future, but as of now just 4 monitors will do.
Budget: $600-$800 excluding 4 monitors to buy
1. Will like opinions for these 3 CPUs:
FX 6100 vs A10 5800k vs i5 3470
I have feelings for AMD as my current HP laptop with AMD Turion64x2 is still going well even after 5 years
2. Please advise on my below current planned build [SGD$]:
$339 [CPU+mobo] FX6100 with ASUS M5A97 Pro
$68 [RAM] Kingston DDR3 1600 CL11 4GB (x2) = 8GB
$74 [HardDisk] Western Digital 500GB 16mb
$126 [Graphic] Sapphire HD6450 1GB DDR3 (x2)
$25 [CDRom]Samsung DVDRW
$78 [Power] Seasonic S1211 NonModular 520W
$45 [Fan] CoolerMaster TX3 Cooler
$69 [Case] Any ATX case will do fine
Total: SGD$824 = USD$667
3. Will like a discussion on the graphics card part?
4. Which monitors would be a good consideration for a 23 inch screen?
Thanks all for the help!!! the info here is so much yet is enjoyable reading all the builds!
I have done more research, and looks like the Seasonic PSU is really bang for value.
I will most probably going for an Antec One Case as its looks really good for keeping temp down.
5. I also wonder if I do need to purchase a CPU cooler even though I will not do any over-clocking or intensive gaming?
Approximate Purchase Date: This week (the closer the better)
Budget Range: 600-800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Trading software, multiple spreadsheets, casual game [L4D2]
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, 3 monitors
Parts to Upgrade: Everything
Do you need to buy OS: Unsure, have a Win XP
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None
Parts Preferences: Prefer AMD
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Your Monitor Resolution: Unsure, anything will do
Additional Comments: Quiet PC, able to support up to 4 monitors and probably 8 monitors in future
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need a new desktop
Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.